Volunteers are the heart of the Alzheimer’s Association

Did you know that the Alzheimer’s Association was started by volunteers? In 1980, a group of family caregivers and individuals recognized the need for an organization that would unite caregivers, provide support to those facing Alzheimer’s and advance research into the disease.

Volunteers continue to be involved in all aspects of our mission. For National Volunteer Week, we asked a few of our staff to share some of the important work our volunteers do throughout the chapter.

Alexandra thanks Yanira, Latino Outreach Volunteer

David thanks Mark, Policy Committee Chair & Advocate

Anakaren thanks Cathy, Ambassador & Support Group Facilitator

Tessie thanks Renee, Chair of Memories in the Making Art & Wine Auction, and her Committee

Bonnie thanks Kathy, Helpline Volunteer

Kristi thanks Louise, Walk Recruitment Chair

Katie thanks our Support Group Ambassadors

We wish we’d had time to film a personal thank you to each and every volunteer, but that might take all year! You all are truly the heart of the Alzheimer’s Association.

We will never be able to fully express the amount of gratitude we have for each and every second you donate to help move our mission forward. The fight to end Alzheimer’s is stronger because of you.

Not volunteering yet? Interested in taking on a new volunteer role? Then view some of the current opportunities on our website or call us at 800.272.3900.